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red eft

noun
1.
See under eft1 (def 1).

eft1

[eft] /ɛft/
noun
1.
a newt, especially the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (red eft) in its immature terrestrial stage.
2.
Obsolete. a lizard.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English evet(e), Old English efete; cf. newt
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British Dictionary definitions for red-eft

eft1

/ɛft/
noun
1.
a dialect or archaic name for a newt
2.
any of certain terrestrial newts, such as Diemictylus viridescens (red eft) of eastern North America
Word Origin
Old English efeta

eft2

/ɛft/
adverb
1.
(archaic)
  1. again
  2. afterwards
Word Origin
Old English; see aft, after
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Word Origin and History for red-eft
eft
O.E. efte, efeta "small lizard-like animal," of unknown origin (see newt).
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Related Abbreviations for red-eft

EFT

electronic funds transfer
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